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Men shout antisemitic slurs whilst beating Jewish Chicago mayor’s non-Jewish aide

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Vance Henry, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Deputy Chief of Staff, was attacked at a vigil by assailants who reportedly shouted antisemitic abuse. Henry was punched, shoved to the ground and kicked on Sunday evening at a memorial for Bettie Jones, 55, and Quintonio LeGrier, 19, who were shot and killed over the weekend by Chicago police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call.

According to the Chicago Tribune, a man approached Henry saying: “What are you doing here, you should be downtown doing something about this. The police are killing us.” He also shouted antisemitic abuse, but the exact words used have not been reported. The man then hit Henry when Henry said: “Get out of my face.”

It is believed the antisemitic remarks were directed at Emanuel, who is Jewish but was not at the vigil. Henry is not Jewish. Emanuel is reportedly returning early from a family holiday in Cuba to take charge of the response to the shooting.

 

Source: Chicago Tribune


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